NTEN Communications Roundtable January 2011

Amy Sample Ward

Date : January 11th, 2011. Description : Welcome to 2011! This month’s Communications Roundtable is focused on sharing and discussing what’s ahead for 2011 – join us! Related Links : My goals for 2011. 2011 presentation nten roundtableLocation : Phone & online chat. Topic : Questions, conversation and ideas about communications for nonprofits.

Report Release: The 2011 NTEN Community Survey Report | NTEN

AFP Blog

Report Release: The 2011 NTEN Community Survey Report | NTEN : "The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) conducts an annual Community Survey to find out more about the individuals and organizations in the NTEN community: we want to find out how these individuals and organizations use technology in their work, gauge the impact of NTEN programs and services on their professional development and their organization’s missions, and track trends in the nonprofit technology community over time

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2011 Nonprofit Day

Amy Sample Ward

Date : September 19, 2011. Presenters: Amy Sample Ward , Membership Director, NTEN (moderator). presentation Presentations from 2011 11npd movement building nonprofit panelLocation : San Francisco, CA. Topic : Rethinking Movement Building. Description : Technology, access to information (and misinformation) and the changing scale of communications have definitely played a role in igniting social change and affected the way we build movements.

2011 Non-profit Social Networking Survey

NetWits

I just got an email from Holly Ross, the Executive Director of the Non-profit Technology Network – better known as NTEN. You received the same email if, like me, you’re subscribed to the NTEN newsletter (hint hint). How can I get the 2011 Social Networking Benchmark Report for Non-profits? NTEN, Common Knowledge, and Blackbaud will be compiling the results (don’t worry – all the results are anonymous and we will not share any personal information).

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2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference – Unconference

Amy Sample Ward

Date : March 19, 2011. presentation Presentations from 2011 11ntc ntc nten unconferenceLocation : Washington DC. Topic : Unconference. Description : The NTC Unconference is a place to continue conversations from, ask questions about, or further explore the various tracks and sessions of the conference. The physical space will include sections for all 5 tracks, and a main organizing board where you can post a question or topic to discuss.

2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference – New to the NTC Orientation

Amy Sample Ward

Date : March 17, 2011. I’ll lead this session and present with a few NTEN member volunteers to ensure if you’re new to the NTC you have all the information you need to make it a valuable experience! presentation Presentations from 2011 11ntc ntc nten orientationLocation : Washington DC. Topic : New the the NTC Orientation.

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2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference – Community-Driven Social Impact

Amy Sample Ward

Date : March 18, 2011. presentation Presentations from 2011 11ntc community driven social impact ntc nten social by socialLocation : Washington DC. Topic : Community-Driven Social Impact. Description : This session will focus on strategies and tactics to amplify the impact of mission-based programs through community-driven efforts. We’ll address emerging best practices and discuss the associated opportunities and challenges of community-driven strategies.

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NTEN + Planet = Better Place

SocialFish

Just heard that my favorite association of all time, the Nonprofit Technology Network ( NTEN ), is having a SUMMER SALE on their membership dues. As a member of NTEN, you’ll instantly have access to a supportive, committed community that shares your passion and relates to your challenges. Together, the NTEN community puts technology to work so members can further their mission and make the world a better place.&#.

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Measuring Impact: Feature Article from the Latest Issue of NTEN:Change

Amy Sample Ward

[Note: The following is an excerpt of an article in the December 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. Continue reading this article, which includes more resources and tips, when you subscribe to NTEN:Change for free! resources strategy change guestpost impact leaders nten ntenchangeRead the complete article, "From Outcomes to Impact," by subscribing to the journal for free! ]. By Julie Macalik, with Greenlights for Nonprofit Success.

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Professionalism in Nonprofit Technology: Should My Techies be Accidental? | NTEN

AFP Blog

Professionalism in Nonprofit Technology: Should My Techies be Accidental?

Hurricane Irene and the Nonprofit Social Media Storm | NTEN

AFP Blog

Hurricane Irene and the Nonprofit Social Media Storm | NTEN : We know our friends over at the Red Cross have been expertly using social media for disaster response for years now, but this weekend, with Hurricane Irene set to touch down all along the east coast, we saw many other organizations and government entities reaching out via social media, as well

Podcasting as Digital Storytelling: Behind the Scenes Look | NTEN

AFP Blog

Podcasting as Digital Storytelling: Behind the Scenes Look | NTEN : f course, in its most rudimentary form, a podcast is simply a digital audio recording delivered to listeners who can hear it at their convenience. But a podcast can be a vehicle for storytelling, if you make the effort to infuse it with a narrative. In the case of the “askDeborah podcast,” the narrative began even before the recording sessions.

Sharing the NTEN Awesome: November is NTEN Member Appreciation Month

SocialFish

It’s November again, which means NTEN is hosting their annual Member Appreciation Month chock full of free webinars, giveaways, blog posts and love for NTEN Members. We SocialFish LOVE NTEN. Each week during November, different NTEN staff will be taking the lead and asking members to share the spotlight about how technology is used in their work. Webinars that are free for NTEN Members, and webinars that are free for everyone in the nptech community.

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Report Release: The 2011 NTEN Community Survey Report

NTEN

The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) conducts an annual Community Survey to find out more about the individuals and organizations in the NTEN community: we want to find out how these individuals and organizations use technology in their work, gauge the impact of NTEN programs and services on their professional development and their organization’s missions, and track trends in the nonprofit technology community over time. > Key Findings from the 2011 Survey.

11NTC: Reflections on NTEN's 2011 NTC

Tech Soup Blog

With over 2,000 attendees NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) was buzzing with lots of exhibitions displaying technology on offer as well as workshops and side events (which even included free massages provided by PICnet ). It provided a great opportunity for the American nonprofit sector to engage with the technology sector, as well as each other, to improve the use of technology for social benefit.

Happy Birthday Holly Ross at NTEN!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Holly Ross is the dynamic leader of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), the membership organization that supports nonprofit technology professionals. She’s raising money for NTEN , so if you want to celebrate Holly’s birthday, let’s make her birthday wish come true! Photo by JD Lasica.

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NTEN's Google Analytics Webinar: The Cliff Notes Version

Connection Cafe

Last week’s NTEN webinar on Google Analytics reached capacity FAST. Great for NTEN (they really know what the hot topics are huh) but a bummer for the people who didn’t get to register. Author: Cheryl Black. But have no fear! You can check out the recorded version and/or get the cliff notes version here. The first thing to know is that the updates made to Google Analytics aren’t in its function.

2011 Nonprofit Social Networking Survey ?

Frogloop

NTEN, Common Knowledge and Blackbaud invite you to take part in a nonprofit survey about how nonprofits are using online social networks, and enter your name for a chance to win an Apple iPad. The survey results will be compiled and presented at the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference in March 2011. Look for our session, where we’ll present the 2011 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report , outlining the results of the survey.

2011 NTEN LIfetime Achievement Award: Judy Hallman

NTEN

Each year, NTEN recognizes a member of this community who has furthered the work of the nonprofit technology field through dedication, innovation, and leadership. awards NPTech nten memberThis year, we are thrilled to honor Judy Hallman for her work with this award.

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Did you write any social media policies or guidelines in 2011?

SocialFish

Idealware is working on creating a Social Media Policy Workbook to be released in April at NTEN’s 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference. To support the Workbook content (and to highlight in an upcoming NTEN:Change article) they are hoping to profile a number of different organizations who are dealing with tough social media policy issues.

2011 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference ? Day 2

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 2011 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference – Day 2 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on March 18th, 2011 Day 2 of NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference ( #NTC ) in Washington, DC is when things really kick into high gear. Tags: Big Ideas , Nonprofit Trends , nptech , NTEN , Online Giving , Social Media , Web 2.0

Public Media Development and Marketing Conference

Amy Sample Ward

Date : July 15, 2011. Delivering our “mini-keynote” for the PMDMC Social Media Intensive is NTEN’s Membership Director, Amy Sample Ward, co-author of Social by Social, a handbook in using social technologies for social impact. Presentations from 2011 conference presntation public media social media strategyLocation : Pittsburgh, PA. Topic : Building a Social Media Strategy. Description : Sure, social media is evolving at the speed of light and experimentation is important.

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Guest post on NTEN website: An Ode to the Accidental Techie

Judi Sohn

gasp:: I’m not even a Salesforce Certified Administrator (yet) ::double gasp:: I was thrilled and honored when the folks at NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Network) asked me to contribute a guest blog about what it’s really like to be an accidental techie. Personally, I love the term “accidental techie.&#.

Guest post on NTEN website: An Ode to the Accidental Techie

Judi Sohn

gasp:: I'm not even a Salesforce Certified Administrator (yet) ::double gasp:: I was thrilled and honored when the folks at NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Network) asked me to contribute a guest blog about what it's really like to be an accidental techie. Personally, I love the term "accidental techie.". Maybe I'm lucky that no one ever made me feel less than adequate when they found out my dirty little secret.that I didn't set out my career to be focused around technology.

New Report: 2011 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report

NTEN

The 2011 NTC saw the release of the latest " Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report ". > Download the 2011 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report More than 11,000 nonprofit professionals filled out this year's survey, sponsored by NTEN, Common Knowledge, and Blackbaud, generating a veritable cornucopia of data. Other highlights: Nine out of 10 respondents(89%) report having a presence on Facebook in 2011.

2011 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference ? Day 1

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 2011 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference – Day 1 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on March 17th, 2011 NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference ( #NTC ) is in Washington, DC and it’s sold out once again. Blackbaud and NTEN are teaming up this year to present some great content during and after this year’s conference.

Is the Future of Social Media Much Different for Non-profits?

NetWits

Do you plan on increasing your budget for social media efforts in 2011? What are the major focuses of your social media strategy in 2011? What’s your 2011 social media budget? Make sure to check out The second annual Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report by Common Knowledge, thePort, and NTEN.

NTEN Members Online Round-Up: May 20, 2011

NTEN

Megaphone: Flickr: floeschie Every week we pull together interesting tid-bits from across the web where NTEN members are making – or writing – headlines! In the News A big congratulations to John Merritt for his nomination and award as a 2011 Top Tech Exec from San Diego Magazine ! Congratulations to NTEN Members named as Laureates in the 23rd Annual Computerworld Honors Program , including Inveneo and Microsoft ! Community NPTech NTEN

2011 Member Appreciation Month FTW

NTEN

Every November, we invite NTEN members to have a little more fun than usual and bask in a big wave of Member Appreciation. 2011 Community community mam Member Appreciation Month members wrap-upThere are free programs, there are thank you posts, and there are prizes - gosh, are there prizes! This year, we've been floored by the level of fun and the amount of appreciation NTENers brought to the community. It is a record-setting Appreciation Month in many ways.

2011 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference ? Day 3

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 2011 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference – Day 3 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on March 19th, 2011 This is the last day of NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference ( #NTC ). SEO 201: Advanced SEO: Secret Offsite Strategies That’ll Blow Your SEO Mind Saturday, March 19, 2011, 1:30pm to 3:00 pm Want to own that Google results page?

Say What? Build a Social Media Listening Dashboard for Your Nonprofit

NetWits

I just got back from the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference , where listening was top of mind: Listening to the amazing speakers, listening to the #nptech community , and listening to all the great ideas floating around the halls of the Washington Hilton. I gotta hand it to Holly Ross and the tireless NTEN team for putting on yet another fantastic event!

10 Burning Questions About How Charities Should Use Social Media - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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10 Burning Questions About How Charities Should Use Social Media - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "10 Burning Questions About How Charities Should Use Social MediaMarch 21, 2011, 1:46 pmBy Raymund FlandezWashingtonDuring a frank town-hall style meeting, nonprofit workers, who gathered at the annual Nonprofit Technology. NTEN ntc11

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New Report: 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study

NTEN

Not necessarily, according to the 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study , just released at the 2011 NTC by M+R and NTEN. That's just one of the fascinating drops of knowledge in the " 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study ". We at NTEN spend a lot of time comparing our numbers to the benchmarks as we try to figure out what works best. > Download the 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study. 11ntc E-mail NPTech NTEN Social Media Communications

Congrats to the 2011 NTEN Community Survey Winner: Free 12NTC Registration!

NTEN

Just like they do with the Publishers Clearhinghouse sweepstakes, it's time to show off an NTEN award winner (so that you know that dreams can come true). Many of you participated in the NTEN Community Survey earlier this year. I am happy to announce the 2011 Community Survey winner of the free 12NTC registration (drum roll please): Richard Wollenberger, Director of IT from the National Center for Parents as Teachers.

Help Us All Use Web Tech Better: Take the NTEN CMS Survey

Connection Cafe

This is a plea to get as many people as possible to take the NTEN CMS Survey. This is a long way of saying, “ I think you should take a few minutes to take the NTEN CMS Survey.” ” For a few more days, NTEN is asking people to tell them what works and what doesn’t. So, help your colleagues and help yourself, take a few minutes to take the NTEN CMS Survey Author: Let me cut to the chase.

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Reflecting on NTEN Publications Accomplishments in 2011: We Launched a Digital Journal for Nonprofit Leaders!

NTEN

Recently, I've been thinking about the launch of NTEN's newest resource: NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders. Background As part of NTEN’s strategic planning in 2010, we identified a particular constituency in the nonprofit sector that our current programs weren’t directly serving: the non-technical leaders who make the strategic decisions, approve the budgets, and have the big picture in mind about the direction and work of their organizations.

Why organizations should check calendars carefully before scheduling events

Judi Sohn

Something similar happened a few years back when NTEN scheduled NTC over Passover. Now I'm on the Board of NTEN and Holly and I joke about my being the "calendar police" since she almost scheduled a NTC over Passover again another year and I caught it in time. In 2012, Salesforce's huge and wonderful conference, Dreamforce , will be held September 18-21. In 2012, September 18th is the 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah , a Jewish High Holiday.

10 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Twitter

NetWits

One of the first things you may notice on Twitter is the number of individuals who work in technology and/or nonprofits–likely due to Twitter’s early adoption at SXSW, PDF, NTEN and other nonprofit conferences. Although Google+ has been all the talk amongst techies the past couple weeks, Google has asked that non-personal accounts not be created , leaving Nonprofits and businesses in the dark. Fret not, however, as the number of nonprofits using Twitter continues to grow.

Things We Like (May 2011)

NTEN

If you liked our look at the ROI of NTEN's Facebook ads , be sure to check out Groundwire's post on using ads to find likers for your fan page. Apropos of nothing, this video of a talking dog has been cracking up the NTEN office for weeks. The 2011 Games for Change Festival sure looks like fun. Pass judgment on us in the 2011 NTEN Community Survey. NPTech NTEN Things We LikeA monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies.

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Facebook: Is it Worth your Nonprofit’s Time?

NetWits

In 2010, 78% of nonprofits surveyed by NTEN who had raised money on Facebook raised $1K or less in 12 months. This is a guest post by the one and only Allyson Kapin - co-founder of Rad Campaign. Make sure to check out what she’s got going on! —. How much time should your nonprofit spend engaging with their “fans” on Facebook? Is two hours a week good enough?

Claim Your Slice of Pie: Take the 2011 NTEN Community Survey

NTEN

Flickr: anythreewords Did you know that Fundrasing and Development staff was the fastest-growing constituency in the NTEN (read: nonprofit tech) community? Or that IT staff in the NTEN community regularly refer to WIRED and Mashable more than any other online resource, while nonprofit Executive Directors and CEO's refer to NTEN more than any other site when looking for online resources? How's NTEN doing? What would you like to see from NTEN over the next year?

Things We Like (March 2011)

NTEN

We had, ahem, a few problems with the wireless Internet at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference. Fortunately, the NTC made up for the connectivity failures with general fabulousness, including the release of two of our favorite reports each year: The 2011 e-Benchmarks Study from M+R found that a high unsubscribe rate is not necessarily bad , among other things. You should also check out the winners from the 2011 DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards. NPTech NTEN Things We Lik

Why organizations should check calendars carefully before scheduling events

Judi Sohn

Something similar happened a few years back when NTEN scheduled NTC over Passover. Now I'm on the Board of NTEN and Holly and I joke about my being the "calendar police" since she almost scheduled a NTC over Passover again another year and I caught it in time. In 2012, Salesforce's huge and wonderful conference, Dreamforce , will be held September 18-21. In 2012, September 18th is the 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah , a Jewish High Holiday.